Study shows gray whales adapted diet in times of change

A recent study by UC Berkeley and Smithsonian Institution paleontologists on past gray whale diets suggests that researchers should look to how animals survived past events, such as the Ice Age, in order to anticipate how they will deal with such extreme environmental conditions in the future. The study, published
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Operating cost projections for Lower Sproul renovation show deficit

Projections for the operating costs of the redesigned Lower Sproul Plaza show a negative cash flow associated with the future facilities, according to a presentation from a consultant to the plaza’s renovation project. A deficit as high as $800,000 may occur between 2019 and 2022, after an expected bump in
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Questions surround ASUC Auxiliary director’s retirement

ASUC Auxiliary Director Nadesan Permaul’s retirement only two days before the auxiliary underwent a major realignment prompted some to question whether the realignment was used as an opportunity to force his retirement. Though talk of Permaul retiring in a few years or sometime later this academic year had already been
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Graduate student team receives grant as part of competition

Two UC Berkeley graduate students were awarded a $100,000 grant that will be used to sponsor further research as part of the 2011 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition. The competition, started by Qualcomm Inc. in 2009, gives electrical engineering and computer science students an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge technology projects. This
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Budget again stirs intercollegiate athletics funding controversy

Despite the fact that lawmakers have approved a budget that explicitly outlines that state funds cannot be used to fund intercollegiate athletics, university and UC Berkeley officials say concern surrounding funding for intercollegiate athletics is a moot point. The budget has once again brought financing for UC athletics teams under
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Concerns arise in Code of Student Conduct revision

With the approval of final recommendations to revise the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct, more than eight months of work by a task force charged with developing the changes have come to a close, and plans to begin work on the recommendations have been set in motion, though there
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Enrollment data show increase in nonresident students on campus

A record number of students have accepted offers of admission to UC Berkeley’s incoming freshman class, including an increased number of  out-of-state and international students totalling 30 percent, according to data released by the UC Office of the President Thursday. Over the past three years, the number of California resident
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